George Wallace

George Wallace

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Rock - Progressive Rock | Juneau, Alaska, United States
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Member Since: 2006
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Song Description

Sounds like an angry Bruce Springsteen, tempered with a Billy Joel piano style. If we keep letting the Media make up our minds for us, telling us what to think and talk about, we're screwed.

Story Behind the Song

Written after reading Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas years ago. Thanks for the inspiration, Hunter S. Thompson?I trust you?re in a better place now.


Own Mind

speeding through the sleepy half-light
towards another nightmare day
screaming two lanes to the horizon
gonna wire up today
gonna find some place to believe in
where oh where is the USA?
where are the free and the brave
out here on Interstate 80 West?
scared, naked, needing a shave and a bed
lay this head to rest
up all night with my Jack Daniels
trying not to be so mad
thinking how they?ve rigged the system
Miss America?s been had
you know the thing that really gets me
the dream that scares me bad
?what if all of the Big Boys were found to be shrinking
and we woke up to the Media doing our thinking?

make up your own mind
whatcha gonna do with this
make up your own mind
can you imagine it
owner of your own mind,
how ya gonna make it fit?
because you don?t need me if your head is free
make up your own mind

clear across this frantic desert
in a Cad steaming antifreeze
only looking for some action
but we crashed into a new disease
we couldn?t see the mountains for the valleys
couldn?t see the forests for all the TV?s
hey what say kick some ass
hit the gas, let?s get outta here
?such a noisy time
what with the radio jerking off right in your ear?

make up your own mind
whatcha gonna do with this
make up your own mind
can you imagine it
own your own mind
or what is the sense in it?
because you won?t need me when your head is free
make up your own mind

now I?ve sworn off my Jack Daniels
I never make mistakes
I always Just Say No
to the druggies and the fakes
I?m as straight as a jacketed C.P.A.
?and still my body shakes
it?s a Magically-Delicious-Wacky-Big-Balls -Event
all juiced up for another round of
Winning Is Everything?

make up your own mind?

lyrics and music by George Wallace
copyright 2005 Celestial Songs (ASCAP)

Song Length
Rock - Progressive Rock, Pop - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Fast (151 - 170)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Frenetic, Outraged

Subject Matter
Television, Conformity

Similar Artists
Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel
2000 and later

Lyric Credits George Wallace
Music Credits George Wallace
Producer Credits George Wallace
Publisher Credits Celestial Songs (ASCAP)
Performance Credits George Wallace
Label Credits AirBorn Records cat#LTL007